No. 1727 ~ TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday – Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Mass
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 15: St Teresa of Avila. Lived 1515-1582, established Carmelite convents. Patron of Spain.
Wednesday 17: St Ignatius. Bishop of Antioch, he died a martyr about 107.
Thursday 18: St Luke. A physician. One of the authors of the Gospels.
Friday 19: St Paul of the Cross. Founder of the Passionists in Rome.
Next Sunday, October 21, will be Mission Sunday and in his message for this year’s World Mission Sunday Pope Francis, invites young men and women who want to follow Christ, to seek, to discover and to persevere in their vocation. The theme of this year’s observance is, ‘Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all’ .Mission Sunday encourages prayers, cooperation and help for missions as well as reminds Christians about the fundamental missionary character of the Church and of every baptized person.
The Holy Father also invites all Catholics to contribute to Mission Sunday Collections. Your contributions will be used to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians, religious novices, lay catechists and pastoral workers. Your gift may also be used for building health facilities for children and adults as well as for providing emergency aid in times of war or natural disaster or to assist missionaries in their efforts to care for refugees.
The second collection at all Masses next weekend will be the Mission Sunday Collection.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 15 October, following the 10.00 am Mass until 7.25 pm, concluding with Mass at 7.30 pm.
IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST (IPT)
Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Easter 2019. The IPT is currently accepting applications for this pilgrimage from young people (11 – 30 years) with a medical condition, physical disability, illness, learning disability, social or emotional need or applications for children under the age of 11, who must be accompanied by a parent or close relative. IPT covers the cost of the young person selected to travel. For further information / application form, contact Mary on 00353 87 7962 047. Closing date for applications is 31 October.
SICK VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSBOUND
Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of : John McGorry Oak Park.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Tommy Heaney Tonagh Heights, Sunday October 21 in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
Bernie McDaid Saturday 20th October in Holy Trinity Church Cookstown at 10.00am
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Bridget McCloskey, Fivemilestraight,in St Eugene’s Moneyneena on Wednesday October 17 at 7.30 pm.
Peter Flanagan, Dympna Kelly, Teresa Convery, Patrick Convery, Seamus Kelly, Isabel McCloskey, Marie Donnelly, Patrick Joseph McAllister.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
The next Parish Mass for children from our parish who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion in 2019 will be celebrated on Sunday 28 October in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon.
All Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited and encouraged to attend this family and parish focussed programme.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priest’s Monthly Collection: £2920
Church Renovation Fund: £1265
Many thanks to all who contributed.
First Sunday of the month:
Holy Rosary after 12 noon Mass
Second Saturday of the month:
St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm
Fourth Sunday of the month:
St Columba’s Straw at 3.00 pm
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: By arrangement.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2019:
Saturday 4 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Coumba’s Church Straw,
Saturday 11 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
Fr Madden will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 23rd March in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12noon
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
Friday Mass at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Straw is offered as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.
ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL
Annual Mass of Thanksgiving and Blessing on the New School Year in Holy Rosary on Wednesday 17th October at 2pm
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
First session of this term will be in An Scioból on Friday 19th October. Juniors from 8.30pm to 9.30pm followed by open house session.
Fáilte roimh chách
are having Music by Geraldine O’Kane and Lunch £5 on Thursday 25th October starting at 12.30pm. Everyone Welcome.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
The Business Park, Tobermore Road, Draperstown is currently recruiting a Pre-School Education Centre Leader
Applications from Early Years Centre. Closing date Friday 19 October
KNOCKNAGIN PRIMARY SCHOOL 110 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Friday 19th October in St. Mary's Hall, Desertmartin.
Featuring Cliona Hagan, Sean Wilson, Larry Moran & Aidan Gribbin and friends.Tickets (£20) available from; Knocknagin Primary School 02879631794, 07821930143 or visit the Friends of Knocknagin Facebook
Bradley’s Bar Desertmartin, Elegance Hair Salon (Susan O’Hagan- 07751511065),
The Jolly Fry’y Draperstown & Harkins Pharmacy Maghera
Also includes Light Supper.
Doors open at 7.30pm, Over 18's.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Crochet/Knitting Continues on Thursday evenings 7- 9pm with Mary Kelly
8 week block 25th Oct-13th Dec. £35
Sewing class. Continues on Friday evenings 7-9pm with Rosemary everyone welcome
Home safety Raisa from the mid- ulster council will give talk on Health and Safety in the Home on Tuesday 23rd Oct. from 11- 12 am Open to the over 65s and to people with young children under the age of 5years
Suicide Awareness Talk & the aftermath for families by Denise & and Danielle will take place on the 16th Oct. commencing at 7.30pm to register contact Olive 07887614094.
GLOR NA SPEIRINI
Ióga / Yoga- Rang Ióga do dhaoine fásta ag tosú oíche Mháirt 16ú Deireadh Fómhair ar 7:30 - 8:30pm do 4 sheachtain.
Adult Yoga Classes start on Tuesday 16th October at 7:30 - 8:30 pm for 4 weeks, in the Glór na Speiríní building (An Mheithéal) Straw. Payment must be made on first night: £15 for of 4 weeks. Numbers are limited and booking is essential, Email Conor to book your place: email@example.com Please bring your own mat and blanket
Ranganna Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta - Adult Irish language classes
Classes have commenced again for this term but there are still a few spaces available. The classes are on Thursday evenings in Glór na Speiríní, Straw at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at a cost of only £30 this term. There are 4 levels available to cater for everyone's needs from beginners to intermediate to the more advanced. Tá fáilte roimh chách- Everyone's welcome!
· Creative Writing for 6 weeks from Tuesday 16 October 11 am – 12.30 pm.
· Brainfit Workshop on Friday 19 October 10.00 am - 12 noon – a fun morning to encourage healthy brain activity and help reduce mental decline.Cost £2.
· Autumn and Hallowe’en Cookery Demonstration, Friday 26 October 10.00 am – 12 noon. Lunch included.
· Bulb Planting for spring with Margaret Johnston on Monday 29 October 10.00 am – 12 noon. All materials included.
Ring 79627826 for more details and to book on any of the above activities.
We hope to have a photography display in the library soon – from the Mid –Ulster Photography Club. More details later.
We have lots of children’s picture-books in the Irish language and book suitable for children attending Irish-medium education. Also adult Irish language fiction books
Knit and Natter is held each Tuesday at 2.00pm. new members welcome.
Tea and newspapers are offered each Friday afternoon and Saturday 1.30-3.00pm.
Rhythm and Rhyme sessions are held each Friday at 10.30am– new members welcome.
Hallowe’een crafts are being held on Tuesday 23rd October at 6.00pm. Spaces available- booking essential.
A new member of staff has been appointed by Libraries NI to assist people in this area in IT skills. Anyone wanting a 1-to-1 session or classes on how to use their Ipad, tablet, phone or other digital device, please contact the library to book a place. Classes hopefully will run from November until March.
ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Rev Carmen Hayes, extends a warm welcome to the Annual Harvest Festival in St Anne’s Church, Sixtowns on Sunday 21st October at 3pm. This is one of only three occasions when the Church opens its doors and is a traditional harvest celebration when the church will be decorated with flowers and fruits of the season.
LADIES FOOTBALL NEEDS YOU!
There are lots of ways that you can get involved within all age groups:
- Share your experience and passion by helping our management team at training/games etc.
- Help out with travel to/supervision at matches as a great chance to support your kids and our club.
- Coaching courses available dependant on interest. If you would like to get involved or have any questions please contact Kirsty McKenna on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07928967869.
There will be a bilingual talk in the club on Friday 19th October at 7:30pm by Dr Fearghal Mac Ionnractaigh on, Language, Resistance and Revival of the Irish language in the north of Ireland. Tá fáilte roimh chách- Everyone welcome
400 CLUB WINNERS 8TH OCT
£ 300 Ben Lagan,
£50 – Vincent Cushenan,
£50 – Pat Mullan
St Colm's GAC presents Extra Time, a hilarious stage play by Mark shields staring great local talent, 30th Nov, 1st Dec & 2ndDec. Tickets now on sale check Facebook page for information. A night not to be missed.
Club Disco P7 – Year 11, Friday 2nd November.
POPE FRANCIS AND THE ROSARY
Pope Francis has asked all Catholics to pray the rosary each day during the month of October and to offer it especially for his intentions and for the Church.
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
Let us offer our lives in service and in joy, to make known to everyone that Jesus Christ is our only hope!